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Although some people want to move to a warmer climate or exotic locale in retirement, for most folks their current home is where their heart is. They want to age in place, continuing to live in their home.
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Thanks to the Prince George's County Social Innovation Fund for naming me to the top Forty under 40!

It is my privilege to help improve communities, and I appreciate the recognition.
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Housing America's Older Adults is available - read this important new analysis here: http://www.jchs.harvard.edu/research/housing_americas_older_adults. Webcast @ 11ET. #Housing50
Webcast today at 11am ET: www.jchs.harvard.edu. Housing America's Older Adults— Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population. FULL REPORT; Chapter 1 - Executive Summary; Chapter 2 - Demographics of an Aging America; Chapter 3 - Housing and Financial Security; Chapter 4 - Accessibility Needs and the ...
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The Boom in Golden Girls-Style Shared Housing: Where’s the Beef?
NBC, Touchstone Television and their partners should be
proud– it has been 22 years since the final episode aired, yet the influence of “The Golden Girls” means
that every year reporters ask about the
boom in “Golden Girls Housing .”  This
form of shared ho...
NBC, Touchstone Television and their partners should be proud– it has been 22 years since the final episode aired, yet the influence of “The Golden Girls” means that every year reporters ask about the boom in “Golden Girls Ho...
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Did you miss our measuring livability talks at #APA14? Watch my video with the American Planning Association's Anna Ricklin. Aging in Place - An Interview with Rodney Harrell, PhD
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New post on the AARP Blog: What Is a Livable Community, and How Do We Measure One?
Today, I kicked off AARP Public Policy Institute 's Livability Index project with a blog and two papers on new project webpage: bi.tly/LivIndex .  The PPI blog, " What Is a Livable Community, and How Do We Measure One? " introduces the project to the world....
Today, I kicked off AARP Public Policy Institute's Livability Index project with a blog and two papers on new project webpage: bi.tly/LivIndex.  The PPI blog, "What Is a Livable Community, and How Do We Measure One?" introduc...
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The @WashingtonPost looks at impacts of living alone and solutions, including #AgeFriendly Communities and Villages. http://ht.ly/C4Wb5
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There are only 31 affordable, available units for every 100 extremely low income renter households - see more about housing people with low incomes in NLIHC's new Housing Spotlight: http://nlihc.org/article/housing-spotlight-volume-4-issue-1
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I'm about to be interviewed on shared housing by Paul Wescott on America Now Radio at 6:30ET / 3:30PT. Listen in! http://www.iheart.com/live/News-Radio-1300-WKCY-4176/?autoplay=true
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My announcement of the PPI Blog and prep for #APA14  
Today, I kicked off AARP Public Policy Institute's Livability Index project with a blog and two papers on new project webpage: bi.tly/LivIndex.  The PPI blog, "What Is a Livable Community, and How Do We Measure One?" introduc...
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AARP's Media Release for "What Is Livable? Community Preferences of Older Adults"
See below for the AARP media release for one of my reports released today: "What is Livable? Community Preferences of Older Adults"  April
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See below for the AARP media release for one of my reports released today: "What is Livable? Community Preferences of Older Adults"  April 25, 2014                                                                        ...
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